What does BBG membership include?
- Free, unlimited admission to the Garden, including public festivals and members’ events
- Free admission for children ages 17 and under
- 10% discount at the Garden Shop and at BBG’s cafés
- Discounts on adult and children’s classes
- Subscription to BBG’s Plants & Gardens members’ newsletter and monthly members’ e-news
- Seasonal bloom alerts
- Library borrowing privileges and use of the Gardener’s Help Line
- Privileges at botanic gardens across the country
- Discounts from local merchants
Additional benefits are offered at higher levels of membership, including additional guest privileges, parking passes, behind-the-scenes tours, Signature Plant offers, and early-morning hours. Visit Membership for more information.
Which membership level is right for me?
Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers a range of membership options designed to meet the needs of most visitors. Visit Membership to see the various levels and rates, and contact us at [email protected] or 718-623-7210 with questions regarding the best membership level for you.
Do you offer any discounts on membership?
Yes, we offer a $10 senior discount (for adults 65 and older) on the Individual and Dual levels of membership.
Do I need to add a second name on membership applications for the Dual level and above?
No need to specify a second name at the Dual level and above. If a second name is not specified, both membership cards will be printed in your name.
Can my caregiver bring my children to the Garden and use my card?
At the Friends & Family level and higher, you can pass on one of your two membership cards to a caregiver to bring your children to the Garden. At these levels of membership, it doesn’t matter if the caregiver’s name is not listed on the membership card.
What is a Signature Plant?
Each spring a special selection of plants is offered to members at the Signature level and above. BBG’s Horticulture staff chooses them for their beauty and ability to thrive in a wide range of conditions, so you’re sure to find something perfect for your garden. Eligible members receive their choice at one of two Signature Plant pickup receptions in early April.
How do I become a member?
Memberships are available for purchase online, in person at BBG’s Diane H. and Joseph S. Steinberg Visitor Center, by calling 718-623-7210, or by mail.